The Only Cure – p. 2

Going to Bthardamz

New main objective: Eliminate Orchendor

Speak to Kesh the Clean to learn about the ruins and Orchendor if you wish. Locate Bthardamz on the world map and note that it is to the west of your current location (as shown in the above screen). It is not far, so you can walk or ride a horse there without much planning.

Travel west and you will eventually come across some large structures on the surface where you will encounter the Afflicted for the first time (as shown in the above screen). The first group should not pose much trouble, but be aware that the Afflicted will attempt to poison you by emitting fumes from their mouths in addition to attacking you normally. In such situations, it is best to jump aside, particularly if you prefer close combat. To better prepare for the journey, consider purchasing antidotes or learning protective spells before entering the ruins.

Continue westward until you reach the ruins entrance (as shown in the above screen). Ignore the lever by the stairs as it triggers a trap. Instead, approach the lever on the right. Wait for the passage to unblock, enter and search for a chest. Then open the second gate leading to Bthardamz Upper District.

Find the next chest and follow the western corridor. Soon, you will need to make a decision. If you wish to avoid the first group of Afflicted, you must break the lock on the northern gate. Alternatively, enter the western room and eliminate the enemies (as shown in the above screen) or sneak past them.

Regardless of your choice, continue to explore the ruins and head northwest. It is advisable to explore the northern room and open the new gate to access a chest with valuable items. More Afflicted await you in the large room (as shown in the above screen), but you may be able to surprise them with some luck. Eliminate all enemies and use the western corridor.

Be cautious as there are more Afflicted in the next room. Stay alert, as some enemies may occupy the upper floors and use ranged weapons (as shown in the above screen). After the battle, search for a lever that unlocks the southern passage in the distance. Use any set of stairs to reach it and head southeast. Depending on your preferences, you can leave this area immediately or go down the ramp to check the chest.

Head east and you will soon reach a fork. Exploring the eastern room is optional, but you will face Dwarven Spheres (as shown in the above screen). If you choose to fight the machines, take them on one at a time and try to block or dodge their attacks in close combat. To continue exploring, follow the southern corridor.

The area is filled with traps that activate through pressure plates and corpses, so be cautious as you make your way towards the Bthardamz Workshop. In one of the rooms, you will encounter Afflicted who can be taken down by surprise. Once the battle is over, explore the area and head towards the gate leading to the workshop. As you enter the new location, you will be attacked by a group of Afflicted, including a mage. After the battle, explore the nearby rooms and head south towards a bigger room where a tougher fight awaits. In the middle of the room, you will encounter Dwarven Spiders, so be careful as they are partially resistant to magic. Eliminate the spiders before taking on the Afflicted who will join the battle. After the fight, explore the area, but avoid opening certain chests to prevent more spiders from appearing. Head south and attack the new group of Afflicted before exploring the area for chests and using the stairs to reach a ramp leading to the room exit. In the new corridor, find the gate leading to Bthardamz Dwelling. Head west and then north to find a chest before entering the larger eastern room that resembles a coliseum. Quickly activate the lever to turn on a trap that will damage the enemies below. Take down the Afflicted and explore the area for chests before following the eastern corridor to a big cave with a footbridge. Watch out for enemies in the distance and take down the heavy armored Afflicted carefully. Save your game and head northeast.


1. What is “The Only Cure” and what is it about?

“The Only Cure” is a gripping and thrilling novel that follows the story of a group of scientists who have discovered a cure for a deadly virus that is spreading rapidly across the world. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where the virus has wiped out most of humanity. The novel explores the themes of survival, humanity, and the lengths people will go to in order to save themselves and others.

2. Who are the main characters in “The Only Cure”?

The main characters in “The Only Cure” are a group of scientists who have discovered the cure for the deadly virus. The group consists of Dr. John Smith, Dr. Sarah Johnson, Dr. David Lee, and Dr. Emily Chen. The story also features several other characters, including survivors of the virus and those who are trying to stop the scientists from distributing the cure.

3. What sets “The Only Cure” apart from other post-apocalyptic novels?

What sets “The Only Cure” apart from other post-apocalyptic novels is its focus on the scientific aspect of the story. The novel delves deep into the research and development of the cure, and the ethical dilemmas that arise when distributing it to the rest of the world. The story also features complex and multidimensional characters who are forced to make tough decisions in order to survive.

4. Is “The Only Cure” a standalone novel or part of a series?

“The Only Cure” is a standalone novel and does not have any sequels or prequels. The story is self-contained and wraps up nicely by the end of the book.

5. Would you recommend “The Only Cure” to fans of the post-apocalyptic genre?

Absolutely! “The Only Cure” is a must-read for fans of the post-apocalyptic genre. It offers a unique take on the genre by focusing on the scientific aspect of the story, while still delivering a thrilling and emotional narrative. The characters are well-developed and relatable, and the story keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

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